YouTube is red, Facebook is blue.

The colours of the webNo longer reserved for roses and violets, red and blue are also some of the most widely used colours on the Internet, as shown by a new visualization, with social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter all in the blue corner.

Meanwhile Red, though less popular with social media sites – YouTube being the exception, is still the choice of a number of traditional media outlets, including the BBC, CNN and ESPN.

The analysis of the top 100 brands on the web by the COLORlovers website concludes that blue and red will probably continue to the most popular colours, due to the influence and number of dominant players that use them.

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